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COURSE INFORMATION

Thursday & Friday
September 18-19, 2014
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time Activity
8:30 ABP MOC Part II Activity
11:00 Conference Registration
12:20 Welcome and Conference Overview
Kristin Shadman, MD
12:30 Great Expectations: Clinical Genetics in the Genomics Era
David Wargowski, MD
1:15 Behavioral Phenotypes of Genetic Conditions
Maria Stanley, MD
2:00 Break
2:30 Genomics: Coming Soon to a Practice Near You
Marc Williams, MD
3:30 Cystic Fibrosis: Updates on Newborn Screening and Treatment
D.B. Sanders, MD, MS
4:15 Challenges in the Application of Genomics in the Care of Children
Pilar Ossorio, JD, PhD
5:00 Reception Sponsored by the American Family Children's Hospital

Friday, September 19, 2014

Time Activity
8:00 Changing Management of Pediatric Urology Problems: Incontinence, Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, Vesicoureteral Reflux
Patrick McKenna, MD, FACS
8:45 When Sex and Gender Don’t See Eye to Eye: Understanding and Caring for Gender Expansive Youth
Brittany Allen, MD
Jennifer Rehm, MD
9:30 Care for Individuals with Down Syndrome
Maria Stanley, MD
10:15 Break
10:30 Genetic Conditions in the “Plain” Population of Wisconsin
Jessica Scott-Schwoerer, MD
11:15 When ‘We’re Number 1’ is a Bad Thing – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders; Diagnosis and Intervention
David Wargowski, MD
Georgiana Wilton, PhD
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Two Minutes, Two Slides, Two Questions*
UW Department of Pediatrics Residents and Faculty
1:30 At the Heart of the Matter in Complex Congenital Heart Disease: It is not “Just” the Heart
Shardha Srinivasan, MD
2:15 HPV Immunizations: Issues and Solutions
James Conway, MD
3:00 Advocating for the Young Athlete in the Genomic Era
M. Alison Brooks, MD, MPH
3:45 Treating ADD/ADHD in Children with Genetic Disorders
Wendy Coleman, MD
4:30 Wrap-Up/Adjourn

* Not approved for credit.

Seminars in Pediatrics

Seminars in Pediatrics, hosted annually by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and the American Family Children's Hospital, highlights the latest trends in pediatric research and clinical practice. Each year primary care providers, including physicians, nurses, and physician assistants come together to engage in lively lectures and networking with colleagues from across Wisconsin and the Midwest.


Keynote

Marc S. Williams, MD

Marc S. Williams, MD

Marc S. Williams, MD, FAAP, FACMG is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison having graduated with a BS in Chemistry in 1977, and an MD in 1981.  He did a pediatric residency at the University of Utah from 1981-1984.  After two years of solo practice in Hillsdale, Michigan, he joined the Riverside (California) Medical Clinic as a general pediatrician and practiced there until 1991.  From 1991, Dr. Williams was at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI.  Hired as a general pediatrician, he eventually pursued fellowship training in Clinical Genetics, and was board certified in this specialty in 1996 and recertified in 2006.  In 1999, he gave up general pediatric practice and became the associate medical director of the Gundersen Lutheran Health Plan while maintaining his genetic practice.  It was by combining these two areas of expertise that Dr. Williams developed an interest in the role of genetics in health care delivery. 

From January of 2005 to December 2011, Dr. Williams was the director of the Intermountain Healthcare Clinical Genetics Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since January 2012, he has been the director of the Genomic Medicine Institute of the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Williams is the co-PI of the Geisinger Electronic Medical Records in Genomics (eMERGE) project, is PI on the PCORI-funded Patient Facing Genomic Test Report research project. Dr. Williams is the medical director of the whole genome sequencing clinical research project.

Among his many appointments and accomplishments, Dr. Williams is past chair of the Committee on the Economics of Genetic Services and the Ad Hoc Committee on the Value of a Genetic Diagnosis of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), as well as chair of the subcommittee on Health Care Systems of the Section on Genetics and Birth Defects of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He founded the ACMG Quality Improvement Special Interest Group.

Dr. Williams is the Editor-in-Chief of the Manual on Reimbursement for Medical Genetic Services.  He is a member of the Clinical Pharmacogenetic Implementation Consortium and has participated in guideline creation and review for that group.  He has authored nearly one hundred articles in the peer-review medical literature and is a frequent presenter at national and international meetings.

 

Pre-Conference Sessions

Session Facilitator

Michael Kim, MD

David Bernhardt, MD
Professor Pediatric Sports Medicine

Facilitated American Board of Pediatrics MOC Part 2 Activity

Topic: 2012 Sports Medicine Self-Assessment

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
University of Wisconsin
Health Sciences Learning Center
Room 2121
750 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705

Participants in this fast-paced, interactive session will review the American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements and complete a Part 2 activity, earning MOC points. This activity will utilize the 2012 Sports Medicine Self-Assessment.

NOTE: Pre-work is required for this session.

There is no additional charge for this pre-conference session, however you must register for the conference in order to attend. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. (Family Practice physicians should not register for this session.)

cme [at] pediatrics [dot] wisc [dot] edu (Questions? Contact Pediatrics CME)

 

Seminars in Pediatrics Conference Faculty
Brittany Allen, MD
Assistant Professor
General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
M. Alison Brooks, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Wendy Coleman, MD
Clinical Professor
Neurodevelopmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
James Conway, MD
Professor
Infectious Diseases
Patrick McKenna, MD, FACS
Professor and Chief
Pediatric Urology
Pilar Ossorio, JD, PhD
Professor of Law and Bioethics
Jennifer Rehm, MD
Assistant Professor
Endocrinology & Diabetes
D.B. Sanders, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine
Jessica Scott-Schwoerer, MD
Assistant Professor
Genetics & Metabolism
Shardha Srinivasan, MD
Associate Professor
Pediatric Cardiology
Maria Stanley, MD
Associate Professor
Neurodevelopmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
David Wargowski, MD
Professor
Genetics & Metabolism
Georgiana Wilton, PhD
Senior Scientist, Department of Family Medicine
Director, Great Lakes FASD Regional Training Center
 





General Information





Future Conference Dates

October 1-2, 2015

Location

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Parking and Directions to the Conference Site

Housing Information

Room blocks have been reserved for the nights of September 17-18, 2014, at the facilities listed below. Please call the facility of your choice directly. Mention Seminars in Pediatrics - 2014 when making your reservation. Be sure to confirm its cancellation policy when you make your reservation in order to avoid a cancellation charge should your plans change.

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson Street, Madison
(608) 255-5100

The conference rate is $189 Single

Sheraton Madison Hotel*
706 John Nolen Drive, Madison
(608) 251-2300

* Ask for Midwest Genetics Block

The conference rate is $139 Single

NOTE: All costs are the responsibility of the guest. Be sure to note the cancellation policies should you no longer need the room. Reservations made after August 18, 2014, will not be guaranteed at the conference rate.

Fee

$275 - Physicians

$150 - Physician Assistants, Nurses, Residents, Others

The conference fee covers the cost of tuition, materials, electronic course materials, a nonrefundable registration fee of $50, early morning refreshments, one lunch and refreshment breaks. Cancellation at least 72 hours prior to the conference will allow a full refund except for the $50 registration fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the deadline.

Four Easy Ways to Register

  • Online
  • By mail: Return your completed registration form and payment to CME Specialist, Pyle Center Registration, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
  • By phone: (608) 262-1397. Please call and give your billing information or pay by MasterCard, VISA or American Express.
  • By fax: 1-800-741-7416 (In Madison, fax 265-3163.)

Confirmations

All registrations are confirmed via email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call (608) 262-1397.

Overall Conference Objective

Provide physicians and other health care providers with up-to-date information on new trends and developments in the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent diseases.

Educational Objectives

  • Review state-of-the art, evidence-based practices influencing prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric medicine. Participants will be able to independently and consistently identify sound medical practices and incorporate them into daily practice.
  • Compare latest practice recommendations to current clinical practice. Participants will be able to assess their current practices and determine if the research applies to their patient population in order to evaluate the need to make changes to their standards of care.
  • Identify and discuss with colleagues trends in pediatric medicine including genetic disorders and formulate plans to incorporate them into their practice.

Elements of Competence

This CME activity has been designed to change learner knowledge and performance focusing on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of medical knowledge and practice based learning and improvement.

Target Audience

This activity was designed to meet the needs of primary care providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other health care providers who participate in the care of the pediatric and adolescent patients.

Statement of Need

The field of pediatric medicine is continually changing, resulting in knowledge and performance gaps between current practice and best practice recommendations. For the general pediatrician and the family practice physician access to updates in state-of-the-art pediatric medicine is critical to providing optimal patient care resulting in knowledge and performance gaps between current practice and best practice recommendations. In addition to feedback from past conferences and grand rounds programs, results of a survey of Wisconsin-based physicians indicated great interest in these topics. Furthermore, the members of the conference planning committee, considered experts in this field, identified issues that have seen significant advances in recent years and that will be most applicable to attendees’ clinical work.

Session Objectives

Great Expectations: Clinical Genetics in the Genomics Era
David Wargowski, MD

  • Identify the range of clinical services currently provided in genetics clinics;
  • Recognize clinical situations in which genetics services can enhance patient care in the medical home;
  • Distinguish between the promises of advances in genetic sciences and the pragmatic issues that affect genetic service delivery

Behavioral Phenotypes of Genetic Conditions
Maria Stanley, MD

  • Identify the behavioral phenotypes of several genetic conditions;
  • Discuss how understanding the behavioral phenotypes in some conditions can help guide care

Genomics: Coming Soon to a Practice Near You
Marc Williams, MD

  • Discuss pediatric applications of the whole genome sequencing program;
  • Using case examples, explain pediatric pharmacogenomics, uses of genomics in diagnosis and prevention, newborn sequencing research and lifetime use of the genome sequence

Cystic Fibrosis: Updates on Newborn Screening and Treatment
D.B. Sanders, MD, MS

  • Review of the process of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF);
  • Discuss factors that account for missed diagnosis of CF after newborn screening;
  • Introduce state of the art therapies for children with CF

Challenges in the Application of Genomics in the Care of Children
Pilar Ossorio, JD, PhD

Changing Management of Pediatric Urology Problems: Incontinence, Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, Vesicoureteral Reflux
Patrick McKenna, MD, FACS

When Sex and Gender Don’t See Eye to Eye: Understanding and Caring for Gender Expansive Youth
Brittany Allen, MD
Jennifer Rehm, MD

  • Review Definitions of sex and gender and how these apply to gender-variant and transgender children and adolescents. Learners will be able to better understand and communicate with gender expansive children and adolescents;
  • Review the prevalence of gender-variance in children and adolescents and current evidence on the likelihood that a gender dysphoric child will persist to become a transgender adult compared to a gender dysphoric adolescent. Learners will be able to better address gender-variant behavior in both children and adolescents and provide parents with guidance on future development;
  • Review challenges faced by gender expansive adolescents including increased risk of anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide. Discuss both mental health and medical options available to these children and their families. Learners will be able to identify at risk youth, understand the current recommendations for medical management of gender dysphoria in adolescents, including the use of puberty-blockers and cross-gender hormones, and provide appropriate support and referral for gender expansive patients and their families.

Care for Individuals with Down Syndrome
Maria Stanley, MD

  • Discuss changes in the American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Health Supervision of Children with Down Syndrome;
  • Discuss transitions to adult care for individuals with Down Syndrome;
  • Discuss the partnership role of the PCP in the successful operation of a comprehensive specialty clinic for this patient population

Genetic Conditions in the “Plain” Population of Wisconsin
Jessica Scott-Schwoerer, MD

  • Gain insight into the common genetic and metabolic conditions affecting Amish and Old Order Mennonites in Wisconsin;
  • Develop approaches to work effectively with patients from the "Plain" population;
  • Explain how cultural and religious values of the "Plain" community may affect health care choices

When ‘We’re Number 1’ is a Bad Thing – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders; Diagnosis and Intervention
David Wargowski, MD
Georgiana Wilton, PhD

  • List the diagnostic criteria for FAS and related FASDs;
  • Review the legal requirements when diagnosing FAS in Wisconsin;
  • Name key intervention appraoches for pediatric patients and their families;
  • Identify five referral resources to support families affected by FASD

At the Heart of the Matter in Complex Congenital Heart Disease: It is not “Just” the Heart
Shardha Srinivasan, MD

  • Outline the genetic basis of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD);
  • Recognize co-morbidities in the child with complex CHD and long term outcomes;
  • Discuss comprehensive care of the child with CHD;
  • Discuss the significance of early diagnosis

HPV Immunizations: Issues and Solutions
James Conway, MD

  • Review current HPV disease epidemiology;
  • Discuss available vaccines and reasoning behind immunization recommendations;
  • Review regional and national HPV immunization rates;
  • Discuss challenges to initiating and completing timely immunization;
  • Consider solutions to overcome barriers to HPV vaccine

Advocating for the Young Athlete in the Genomic Era
M. Alison Brooks, MD, MPH

  • Increase knowledge of genetic testing marketed for sports performance and injury prevention;
  • Discuss ethical issues surrounding genetic testing for youth sports;
  • Explore the role of the pediatrician as advocate for young athletes in the age of genomics

Treating ADD/ADHD in Children with Genetic Disorders
Wendy Coleman, MD

CME/CE

Kristin Shadman, MD

Kristin Shadman, MD
Course Director

Assistant Professor
Pediatric Hospitalist
Department of Pediatrics

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Wisconsin Medical Society and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Pediatrics. The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units

University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 1.075 continuing education units (CEUs) or 10.75 hours.

AAFP Credit Designation Statement

This Live activity, Seminars in Pediatrics, with a beginning date of 09/18/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 10.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the Wisconsin Medical Society that the faculty, authors, planners and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.

For Further Information

For conference information, please contact the cme [at] pediatrics [dot] wisc [dot] edu (CME Specialist)
E5/417 Clinical Sciences Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792
Phone: (608) 263-8542.



The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements.

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant in this educational activity who may need accommodations should notify Barbara Anderson at (608) 263-8542.


Last updated: 07/23/2014
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